Self-Instructional Languages is a program for students who would like to study a language not offered by the University. Interested students are responsible for finding appropriate textbooks and an evaluator who:

  1. Is fluent in the chosen language.
  2. Holds an advanced degree.
  3. Is a faculty member affiliated with an accredited college or university.

SIL 101, SIL 102 may count towards the minor in linguistics only with approval from the coordinator of linguistics. Any student interested in self-instructional language learning should submit an application to the SIL program coordinator by August 5 for the fall semester and by January 5 for the spring semester.